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AN ULTRASONIC PLATELET HARVESTER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7348
Amount: $495,749.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1989
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
410 Chipeta Way Suite 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen C Peterson Phd
 (801) 582-8080
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC. PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENTOF A NOVEL PLATELET-HARVESTING SYSTEM BASED ON A PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED ULTRASOUND SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY. THIS TECHNOLOGY, DEVELOPED UNDER AN NHLBI GRANT, ALLOWS THE SEQUENTIAL SEPARATION OF CELLS BASED ON THEIR SIZE, EVEN THOSE CELLS THAT HAVE IDENTICAL DENSITIES. FIRST, RESIDUAL ERYTHROCYTES AND LARGE LEUKOCYTES CAN BE SEPARATED FROM PLATELET-CONTAINING PLASMA, THUS REDUCING THE CONCENTRATION OF THESE CONTAMINANTS. SECOND, THE PLATELETS CAN BE CONCENTRATED IN THE PLASMA BY GENTLY MOVINGTHEM TO ONE END OF A SEPARATION CELL. THIS CONCENTRATIVE WORK IS DONE WITHOUT "PACKING" THE CELLS INTO A PELLET, THUS REDUCING CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS AND PRESUMABLY INCREASING PLATELET LONGEVITY. PLATELET-RICH PLASMA WILL THEN EXIT THE DEVICE.

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